Of the array of spices that are available in Indian cuisine, there are about 18 spices and herbs all together that are I feel are essential to get that unique Indian flavour. Below, I have tried to incorporate as many spices and herbs that are currently in my kitchen pantry. Will keep updating the list with time.

The following isn’t’ an exhaustive list but surely includes some of the most used spices and herbs.

Cumin

Caraway (Ajwain)

Mustard Seeds

Bay Leaves

Saffron (Kesar)

Curry Leaves

Cinnamon

Cloves

Cardamom

Dry Mango Powder

Coriander

Rock Salt

Asafoetida (Hing)

Mint

Fennel

Black Pepper

Turmeric

Ginger

Garlic

Garam Masala

Turmeric Powder

Red Chilli

Green Chilli

Black Salt

Nutmeg

Mace (Javitri)

Star Anise

Fenugreek Seed

Tamarind: